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Memorias: Revista Digital de Historia y Arqueología desde el Caribe

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AGUDELO GONZALEZ, Ángela  and  CHAPMAN QUEVEDO, Willian. "That the Mayor make destroy thatched houses": The process of urban transformation in Barranquilla at the end of nineteenth century and in the beginnings of twentieth. memorias [online]. 2012, n.16, pp.197-223. ISSN 1794-8886.

This article aims to investigate the urban transformation process of Barranquilla in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century's. Studying this process involved several factors, among them the economic boom, population growth and health and hygiene problems.

Keywords : Urban transformation; hygiene; health; modernization; habitus.

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